Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang-Black and Blue Bottom
Recorded on September 26, 1929 in New York City. Joe Venuti was born on a ship on the way to the USA from Italy and became, in many circles, THE great jazz violinist. Eddie Lang (who was also known as Blind Willie Dunn) was a boyhood friend of Venuti, and was the first great jazz guitarist. Lang died in 1933 as the result of a botched tonsillectomy, which operation had been taken at the urging of his friend, Bing Crosby.
Source 78RPM>CD>MP3Run time 2:49
January 23, 2009
What He Said
Fascinating strings here, strummed and bowed, with that early rapid beat and a very nice clarity of sound.
March 8, 2008
These guys are wonderful. Look for Eddie Lang's recordings (as Blind Willie Dunn) with Lonnie Johnson, too. They're about as good as music gets.